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The Local Bucket List

by The Staff September 4, 2014

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  Hey collegiate, are you new to the area? Or perhaps just new to being on your own? Or maybe you’ve been in college a semester or two, and are more than ready to explore beyond ...

Ale to the King

by Rick Marshall August 21, 2014


  In the world of comic books, the late Jack Kirby is king. Kirby is the artist responsible for bringing visual form to Captain America, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and countless other superheroes known ...

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Altamont Craft Beer Fest

by The Staff September 7, 2012


Attention beer connoisseurs: Do you fancy a delicious Davidson Brothers Dacker? How about an Ommegang Heart of Darkness? Or perhaps you would be more tempted by an Adirondack Dirty Blonde, a Southern Tier Draft Harvest, ...

Altamont Fairgrounds

Success on Tap?

by Erin Pihlaja July 26, 2012


Garth Ellms didn’t intend to return to the family farm. He went off to college and started working for a financial company before returning to the Ellms farm in Ballston Spa. His parents were open ...

New York State’s 4th of July Celebration

by The Staff June 27, 2012


The Capital Region’s premiere July 4th shindig returns to the Empire State Plaza again this week, with music, food, fun and the biggest fireworks display of the year. This red, white and blue occasion will kick ...

Empire State Plaza

Pay To Play?

by Darryl McGrath February 23, 2012

For years in Albany, restaurant and tavern owners have known that securing the city's permission to play live music in their establishments was a Byzantine process that resembled the legal code of a medieval Italian ...

Ommegang Americana Festival

by The Staff August 3, 2011


It’s no secret that music-festivalgoers come as much for the party favors as for the entertainment. Therefore, the decision for a brewery to host a fest is pretty much a no-brainer. A perfect complement to ...

Brewery Ommegang

Saratoga Brewfest

by The Staff June 15, 2011

It’s summertime on the farm—plus beer. This year’s Saratoga Brewfest invites festivalgoers to sample more than 100 different local, national and imported beers from 40 breweries, along with food from local eateries, all wahile enjoying ...

Ellms Family Farm

Albany Craft Beer Festival

by The Staff May 11, 2011

We’re on the cusp of barbecue season, and what’s a good barbecue without great beer? This weekend, you can sample the grog from the best of the best craft beer producers, local and national, when ...

Washington Avenue Armory